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Why was Germany blamed for WWI
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Yuithgf Sep 7 @ 7:52am 
it wasnt blamed for starting the war. it was blamed for bombing civilians, using deadly gas and flamethrowers.
...the entente will copy them later and fight back with weapons just as inhumane though. i know that well, im making a thread suggesting a french flamer squad right now
Linin Sep 7 @ 8:29am 
But that has nothing to do with starting the war.
Yuithgf Sep 7 @ 8:30am 
yeah, butno one blames them for starting ww1
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If somebody blames Germany for starting WW1, then they clearly don't have any knowledge related to it, at all. Then the Saraevo crisis was still going, the kaiser was so confident what where isn't going to be any war, what he went on holyday in Norway, for God's sake.
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Linin Sep 7 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by FusIntel ☠:
If somebody blames Germany for starting WW1, then they clearly don't have any knowledge related to it, at all. Then the Saraevo crisis was still going, the kaiser was so confident what where isn't going to be any war, what he went on holyday in Norway, for God's sake.
Bruh, historically, Germany was blamed for WWI. I'm not saying they deserved it or i agree with it, I'm just asking why.
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Yuithgf Sep 7 @ 9:23am 
Originally posted by Linin:
Bruh, historically, Germany was blamed for WWI. I'm not saying they deserved it or i agree with it, I'm just asking why.
Originally posted by Yuithgf:
it wasnt blamed for starting the war. it was blamed for bombing civilians, using deadly gas and flamethrowers.
Originally posted by Linin:
Originally posted by FusIntel ☠:
If somebody blames Germany for starting WW1, then they clearly don't have any knowledge related to it, at all. Then the Saraevo crisis was still going, the kaiser was so confident what where isn't going to be any war, what he went on holyday in Norway, for God's sake.
Bruh, historically, Germany was blamed for WWI. I'm not saying they deserved it or i agree with it, I'm just asking why.
A few sensationalist newspapers aside, i doubt anyone blamed it for that exact reason. One could argue what they there at fault for alling with Austria-Hungary, but what's rather far fetched.
Plus, Europe was in chaos at the time, i doubt they'd bother to search for the facts on how all of this mess have started (early on, what is).
Also, sorry for misinterpreting the topic. No context was given, so i had to assume.
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kenberg Sep 7 @ 1:15pm 
The way i see it the fault lies with serbia for not dealing with terrorist organizations and then after that the austro hungarian desire to have a war no matter what.
Linin Sep 7 @ 1:44pm 
Originally posted by kenberg:
The way i see it the fault lies with serbia for not dealing with terrorist organizations and then after that the austro hungarian desire to have a war no matter what.
I'm not saying WHO'S TO BLAME. Please read the title!!!
The invasion of Belgium to get into France certainly increased their culpability. To many, especially Britain, that is what made Germany seem like more of an aggressor.
Germany can often be attributed to starting the war due to Wilhelm's blank check. Whereby he told Austria Hungary Germany would fully back them in any scenario during the crisis. Thereby giving Austria the guts to attack Serbia even when under threat of Russia. Furthermore, German general staff actively wanted war to break out in 1914. As they wanted to try and smash Russia while it was still kind of a European back water before it built up to unstoppable levels. (Which would happen again in the 2nd world war.) It also doesn't help that Germany invaded neutral Belgium when building a case that Germany wasn't actively trying to start a war. As if that wasn't enough Germany would use a false flag attack on Russia to drag the Ottomans, who were divided on whether or not to join, into the war. Lastly, ♥♥♥♥ anyone who says the allies were evil for using gas or shotguns. Germany sowed the wind, and reaped the Whirlwind. Germany isn't the sole cause of the war, Austria still was the one who declared war. However this does not make Germany innocent. Nor any nation for that matter, life is a shade of grey.
History is written by the winner.
Many people saw Kaiser Wilhelm II's pact with Austria-Hungary (that if they went to war against Serbia then Germany would also declare war) as a major contributor to the war spiraling out of control. Part of this has to do with England's relationship with Germany at the time (King George V of England and Wilhelm II were cousins). George was upset at Wilhelm for, in his view, recklessly rushing to support Austria-Hungary's cause for war, but Wilhelm was insistent that he did not think the Austro-Hungarian Empire would actually declare war. It's a pretty small affair, all things considered, but I think the strained relationship between England and Germany at the outbreak of the war certainly contributed to the Allies' negative view of Germany's political landscape and the animosity towards its leadership.

If you haven't checked it out yet, there's a fascinating channel on YouTube called "The Great War" which follows the war on a week-by-week basis. I highly recommend watching the first episode to get a feel for how and why the war broke out!
the tension between the major empires of europe had been building since the 1880s
france was mad at germany for losing the franco prussian war which seen french territory lost to germany
and well other things like that

britain and germany were having a arms race during that time aswell

so most countries knew eventually that war would break out
the assassination of the archduke of austria hungary was the lighting of the powder keg so to speak

as to why everyone blamed germany at the treaty of versailles

it was really to get money back that the allies had spent on the war effort since they didnt start it

and to sieze german african territory

for france they got their territory that they lost during the franco prussian war back plus the rhineland that was to be used reparations

thats my opinion anyway




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kenberg Sep 8 @ 9:43am 
The blank cheque had omost nothing to do with the war and was not the first some one had giveing some one else a blank cheque like france in the american revolutionary war and war of 1812 to the united states in the hope that the british empire would loss the war,

Or the british empire giveing a blank cheque to the confederate states of america in the hope that if the csa won that the british empire may get back some lost land from the revolutionary war-war of 1812,

Or the soviet union in both the korean war with north korea-china and early part of the vietnam war with north vietnam-viet cong getting a blank cheque in the hope that nato units would be pulled from europe,

To korea and vietnam and be to exhausted and war fatigued to stop a soviet push in to europe.
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